An Arts And Crafts Aquamarine Brooch

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The Arts and Crafts movement challenged Victorian taste and style, was inspired by social reformers of the time and espoused the notion of good design being linked to notions of a good society.

According to Wikipedia:

The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan in the 1920s.

This beautiful piece – an Arts & Crafts platinum, 18K gold, aquamarine, and diamond pendant/brooch – stands up to close scrutiny, with beautiful design and execution.

Auctioned and sold by Skinner auctions, it is bezel-set with an oval-cut aquamarine measuring approx. 26.50 x 16.00 x 11.10 mm, further set with old European-cut diamonds, foliate motifs with scroll and gold bead accents, and millegrain details, lg. 2 in. Auction: 2659B Houston, June 2013.  Lot:516 – Sold for:$1,800 after an estimate of $2,000-3,000

Thanks to Skinner for information and an image of the piece.

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